Current sewing projects

Evening campers!

Just thought I’d share my current sewing projects with you… The first two are allowing for my growing waistline…


The above pattern I believe is 1970’s- its not maternity but due to the shape of the garment it would work I’m sure, lots of options to go for here… I’m starting with the green one second from left. Yes clearly I’m hoping for some balmy weather to be able to wear it but I’m also making it as I had some remnants that were just the right size for the main body part- not quite enough for the frill so I’m going to get a contrasting fabric to do that bit…

early 60s maternity

This one is late 1950’s early sixties and is a authentic vintage maternity pattern. Purchase on Etsy I fell in love with the version top right- its the one I’m making . It is quite advanced for someone like me and I’m finding parts of it tricky… The fabric I’m using for this one is a pretty blue based cotton floral that was £2.99/metre in Leon’s Fabric shop in Chorlton with the wide lace down the front being from a fab stall at Festival of Vintage and the smaller trim snaffled off my mum.

mjdressAbove is my final current sewing project- an old surfing type shirt from my brother made into a button up dress for my daughter.

Trimmed with my own ie made by me bias binding… You can thank the Great British Sewing Bee for that one. The pattern on the shirt is a bit rough and tough and I think this bias binding softens the overall look of it. The fabric of the binding by the way is the one I’m using for the 50’s maternity pattern above.

Do you work on more than one project at a time? Or are you the type to start and finish a sewing project before moving onto the next?

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  1. Mim McDonald (@crinolinerobot)
    June 6, 2013 / 1:17 pm

    I look forward to seeing your finished top – it’s going to be wonderful!

  2. June 23, 2013 / 11:03 am

    I absolutely love the contrast of punk fish with flowers – genius! You have a good eye for style and that is a massive part of sewing. Xxx

    • Susie
      June 23, 2013 / 7:27 pm

      It would help if I finished things off- still haven’t finished this *shame face*

  3. June 23, 2013 / 8:18 pm

    I’m the same, never been a good completer/finisher!! X

  4. July 10, 2013 / 4:38 pm

    Absolutely love the fabric you choose.